Looking for some guidance about pieces of software to help w/ my compositions. I've been composing music for a while using Sibelius (and Finale at times) to scribe out parts, but recently I've been composing for much more polyrhythmic ensembles (african, brazillian, etc) and need a better setup.
I would ideally like a program where I can take recorded samples and edit/loop them in place while I transcribe parts on top of them (ie. sample and loop a few hand drum recordings that would useless to dictate and compose horn sections on top). The output wouldn't be meant to be performance-ready, but solely to help composition and communication.
I'm a little out of the loop on what software is available, and much of my research has turned up software that seems to be either aimed towards electronic music or multi-track recording (either of which may satisfy my needs but are trowing me off the trail). Anyone have experience with setups that might be worth looking into?